Entrepreneurship is directly interpreted for hard work, sleepless nights, concentration, and what have you. For this reason, it has become increasingly difficult to strike a balance between time spent in building a business and the time spent with family and friends. We all agree that time is precious in entrepreneurship and every minute counts. However, for every minute to truly count, you must be able to clearly define what you want your life to look like away from work. In this interview, Mathew Lamon; an expert in AI with extensive experience in entrepreneurship gives us his valuable advice on some key issues affecting entrepreneurs and business owners. First he makes us understand that there is nothing like easy money.
I find that people who try to make money by telling YOU how to make money — don’t know how to make money. There are great examples of people doing great work and building exciting companies and making good money, but they are engaged in their core business. Those are the people to follow, to learn from and to emulate. All this takes a high degree of effort. You don’t need to be the world’s expert, but you have to get really good at something that is indispensable to others. It’s a wonderful dynamic that leads you to personal fulfillment and to the service of others.
At what stage of the entrepreneurial journey does the 80- 20 rule apply?
It probably is in play from the start. But the activities that really pay off, that high value 20% evolves over time. What really happens is that it takes time to learn which things go into the 20%. People who figure this out quickly have a better chance of success. What worked well for you at launch may not be what works well for you 2 years in… Read More
San Francisco, CA based Matthew Lamons is the founder of Skejul, the cloud-based artificial intelligence platform that takes the guesswork out of organizing and scheduling any activity. Skejul has recently been named a “Cool Vendor in Unified Communications, 2017” report by Gartner, Inc.